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Political newcomer seeking BoE seat
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Mindy Boyette of Pembroke announced Thursday her intentions to seek election to the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Education.
“In Bryan County we are lucky to have great public schools,” she said. “It is my belief that these schools are great because of the teachers, administrators, parents, students and the surrounding community members. Great schools are a team effort. I have been involved in volunteering at Bryan County Schools for over 10 years and will be a strong voice for northern Bryan County and the citizens of Pembroke.”
Boyette currently serves on several volunteer and appointed boards. She chairs the Focus Committee on the Hendrix Park Youth Association. She also serves on the HPYA’s finance committee and soccer committee.
At the recreation facility, Boyette oversees fundraising, public relations, future projects and special events. She has helped bring corporate funds and sponsorships to the park and developing the parks website, Boyette is the co-founder of the fast-growing and extremely popular youth soccer program in the North Bryan community.
“I have always believed that volunteerism is important,” said Boyette. “You can not improve situations if you are not willing to give your time and efforts.”
During her tenure on the HPYA, Boyette has helped start a scholarship fund to be awarded to Bryan County High School graduates whom have participated at Hendrix Park, partnered with the Coastal Health District on nutrition incentives, hosted family friendly events, among other achievements.
“I believe schools should be parent, teacher and student friendly,” she said. “They should welcome volunteerism and embrace local talents. I know it is important to listen to constituents, research issues and think outside of the box. As a parent, I want what is best for all children. As a taxpayer I want what is responsible for our wallets, and as a citizen I will work hard for everyone I represent.”
Along with the recreation association, she serves as the vice president of the Pembroke Theater and Arts Board, was the founding chair person of the North Bryan Relay for Life, the Pembroke Balloon Festival, served on the Regional Development Authority’s Historic Preservation Committee representing all of Bryan County, is a member of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce and a Bryan County Master Gardener.
She also is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Bryan.
Boyette is the advertising sales manager for the Bryan County News and Liberty Life Magazine. She attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and has a B.A. in communication arts. Prior to moving to Pembroke, Boyette worked in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Congress and as campaign operative during the 1990s.
“Working in Washington, D.C., has given me the knowledge and experience necessary to be a strong advocate locally and statewide for our community, schools and children,” said Boyette. “My previous volunteer work has given me a great understanding of our community and its needs. If elected will miss being on the board at the park, and several other committees. I will focus my time and energy on being a dedicated member of the board of education and look forward to working for the community.”
Boyette is married to Pembroke native Paul Boyette. The couple has three children, Jeb, 11, Jensen, 6, and Emme Jane, 4. In her spare time Boyette is a room mom to her children’s classes, coaches soccer, volunteers in the community and enjoys gardening.

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